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The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie: Murder, Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand
   

The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie: Murder, Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Hastings, David

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This murder story, starts as a whodunit then becomes a whydunit. It takes the reader on a journey across the landscape of social and political tensions in the years leading up to the invasion of Parihaka in 1881. It is also, in a sense, a sequel to Over the Mountains of the Sea .

ISBN 9781869408374
Release Date 21 September 2015 by Auckland University Press
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story ...

ISBN 9780571314478
Published 29 July 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
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Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine

Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Potter, Maximillian

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Journalist Maximilian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanee-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine.

ISBN 9781455516094
Published 11 August 2015 by Little, Brown
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They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper
 

They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Robinson, Bruce

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A book like no other - the tale of a gripping quest to discover the identity of history's most notorious murderer and a literary high-wire act from the legendary writer and director of Withnail and I.

ISBN 9780007548880
Release Date 1 October 2015 by HarperCollins
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The Thieves of Threadneedle Street: The Victorian Fraudsters Who Almost Broke the Bank of England

The Thieves of Threadneedle Street: The Victorian Fraudsters Who Almost Broke the Bank of England (Hardback)

By Booth, Nicholas

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Late in 1873, London was gripped by the astonishing story emerging from the highest court in the land, where four American conmen were on trial for attempting the greatest financial scam the world had ever seen. Their leader, Austin Bidwell, had hatched a plan of devilish ingenui ...

ISBN 9780752493404
Published 1 April 2014 by Woodslane Pty Ltd
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The World's Most Extreme Challenges: 50 Exceptional Feats of Endurance from Around the Globe
 

The World's Most Extreme Challenges: 50 Exceptional Feats of Endurance from Around the Globe (Hardback)

By Moore, Paul

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A visually stunning and inspirational book exploring fifty extreme challenges and the exceptional individuals who are driven to go further, higher, harder, and faster than ever before.

ISBN 9781472905765
Release Date 1 October 2015 by Bloomsbury Acad & Prof
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Unsolved Australia

Unsolved Australia (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Ford, Justine

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Australia's most baffling unsolved homicides and missing persons' cases.

ISBN 9781743534366
Published 1 July 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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On Shaking Ground: The Science and Story Behind New Zealand's Earthquakes
  

On Shaking Ground: The Science and Story Behind New Zealand's Earthquakes (Paperback)

By Wright, Matthew

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The extraordinary story of New Zealand's earthquakes, the science and forces that shape them, and the danger of earthquakes yet to hit. This is the story of New Zealand's turbulent tectonics, how earthquakes are measured and described, and how scientists are predicting future sha ...

ISBN 9781775536888
Published 26 September 2014 by Random House
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I Woke Up in the Future

I Woke Up in the Future (Trade Paperback/Paperback, Aus/NZ ed)

By Jacobs, Naomi

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One woman's shocking true story of overnight amnesia.

ISBN 9781447282563
Published 1 May 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament
 

Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament (Hardback, Main Market Ed.)

By Marks, Howard

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Howard Marks is the most famous drug smuggler of his age, and a hero to a generation. On his release from one of America's toughest prisons, Howard made a promise to himself to go straight. No more drugs, no more smuggling, no more fake passports. He would retire to a quiet life ...

ISBN 9781509809660
Release Date 1 October 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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